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Jagjit added that he could not understand why from political parties to international bands were going gaga over the song as the lyrics did not make much sense. When reminded that the lyrics of the song was penned by his close friend Gulzar he said while working with the renowned lyricist he made sure Gulzar penned lyric that his fans would understand.
Incidentally a few months back Jagjit Singh had questioned Rahman's talent and asked him to compose and sing Ghazals to prove his talent. He had even accused Rahman of copying western tunes and giving them an Indian touch.